a critical and exegetical commentary on judges

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I. 4 5 1 5Kngl. miles SS^Y. of Beisan, and a somewhat less distance from the mouth of Wady Yahis, of which it lies directly west. Many scholars identify the place in our text with this Bezek.* Ihe situation, however, does not meet the requirements of the narrative at all. At the beginning of the story, Judah and Simeon set out from the neighbourhood of Gilgal to invade the region in which they were afterward settled ; its end (v. 7) brings us to Jerusalem, and we should naturally infer that the battle took place at no great distance from that city.f Ibziq lies wholly outside of this sphere of action, and in an opposite direction. Others have therefore supposed that there was another, hitherto unidentified, Bezek in Judah, J and if the text be sound, this seems necessary. § Budde thinks that the name Bezek was introduced by an editor, who derived it merely from the name of the king Adoni-bezek; but after the words " they came upon A.," an indication of the scene of the encounter is About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
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